SB 1020 Peer recovery specialists and qualified mental health professionals; registration.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

Registration of peer recovery specialists and qualified mental health professionals.Authorizes the registration of peer recovery specialists and qualified mental health professionals by the Board of Counseling. The bill defines "qualified mental health professional" as a person who by education and experience is professionally qualified and registered by the Board of Counseling to provide collaborative mental health services for adults or children. The bill requires that a qualified mental health professional provide such services as an employee or independent contractor of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services or a provider licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The bill defines "registered peer recovery specialist" as a person who by education and experience is professionally qualified and registered by the Board of Counseling to provide collaborative services to assist individuals in achieving sustained recovery from the effects of addiction or mental illness, or both. The bill requires that a registered peer recovery specialist provide such services as an employee or independent contractor of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, a provider licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, a practitioner licensed by or holding a permit issued from the Department of Health Professions, or a facility licensed by the Department of Health. The bill adds qualified mental health professionals and registered peer recovery specialists to the list of mental health providers that are required to take actions to protect third parties under certain circumstances and notify clients of their right to report to the Department of Health Professions any unethical, fraudulent, or unprofessional conduct. The bill directs the Board of Counseling and the Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the bill within 280 days of its enactment. This bill is identical to HB 2095.

Full text:
01/04/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101955D  pdf | impact statement
01/26/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104802D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/22/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1020ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0426)  pdf

Status:
01/04/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101955D
01/04/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/26/17  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
01/26/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104802D-S1
01/27/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/30/17  Senate: Read second time
01/30/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/30/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17104802D-S1
01/30/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1020S1
01/31/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/03/17  House: Read first time
02/03/17  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/14/17  House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (18-Y 4-N)
02/14/17  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/14/17  House: Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/15/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/15/17  House: Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N)
02/17/17  House: Read second time
02/20/17  House: Read third time
02/20/17  House: Passed House (80-Y 16-N)
02/20/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (80-Y 16-N)
02/22/17  Senate: Enrolled
02/22/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1020ER)
02/22/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/22/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/23/17  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/17
02/23/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 426 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0426)